Seth Davis sings the praises of Devin Ebanks

  • 07/09/2007 12:50 pm in

davis.jpgIf you think clicking on a national writer’s column and reading a fawning take on a soon-to-be Hoosier is ever going to get old, well, you’re wrong. The latest props for an incoming IU recruit? Seth Davis’ take on Devin Ebanks, IU’s top 2008 get:

Skinny: Every kid growing up in Queens dreams of playing his college ball in … Bloomington, Indiana? That’s where Ebanks is headed next season, and the Hoosiers faithful will love what they’re getting. Ebanks reminds me of a young Rudy Gay, but mentally he’s ahead of where Gay was at this point. For example, the gold medal game at the USA Basketball Festival tipped off at 8:30 in the morning. Most of the players were barely awake when the game began, but Ebanks put himself through a hard warmup routine (he listened to an iPod as he went through the paces) and was the only guy ready to go when play started. As IU coach Kelvin Sampson likes to say, that shows he’s got a little mud in his blood.

Ain’t it great? Attracting top talent is one thing. Getting kids like Eric Gordon and Ebanks, players who seem to care every bit as much about intense self-improvement as their coach, well, what more can you ask for? Put your crimson shades on — that future is awfully bright.

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  • Big A

    Lovely picture, Seth.

  • Big A

    Lovely picture, Seth.

  • Big A

    Lovely picture, Seth.

  • Zach

    Is next year’s class going to be better than 2007’s?

    I was reading some Sporting News articles about the future NBA drafts and the top players in the 2008 class. (It was all I had to choose from, as I was waiting for my friend at the IU HC).

    Ebanks and Mackey are both in the top 50 of every 2008 ranking I’ve seen so far.

  • Zach

    Is next year’s class going to be better than 2007’s?

    I was reading some Sporting News articles about the future NBA drafts and the top players in the 2008 class. (It was all I had to choose from, as I was waiting for my friend at the IU HC).

    Ebanks and Mackey are both in the top 50 of every 2008 ranking I’ve seen so far.

  • Big A

    It all depends on who they add to Mackey and Ebanks. Right now, I think if we can add either Stan Simpson or Angel Garcia plus a guy like Dashan Harris (or perhaps Lewis Jackson), you could be looking at another top 5 class.

  • Big A

    It all depends on who they add to Mackey and Ebanks. Right now, I think if we can add either Stan Simpson or Angel Garcia plus a guy like Dashan Harris (or perhaps Lewis Jackson), you could be looking at another top 5 class.

  • Big A

    It all depends on who they add to Mackey and Ebanks. Right now, I think if we can add either Stan Simpson or Angel Garcia plus a guy like Dashan Harris (or perhaps Lewis Jackson), you could be looking at another top 5 class.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    He looks very scary in this picture….